Frankie Ann Marcille is an author, educator, and advocate. At three months old, she was diagnosed with septo-optic dysplasia; a condition that resulted in legal blindness. Frankie Ann has spent her entire life adapting to her visual impairment, learning to never let it hold her back, and advocating for others to do the same.
She earned her BA in Theatre Arts from Western Connecticut State University and is currently studying to obtain her Master’s degree and dual certification in Vision Rehabilitation Therapy/Orientation and Mobility from Hunter College. She is also certified as a DIR Floortime therapist; a creative method of therapeutic instruction for students with Autism and other neuro-developmental delays.
Over the past decade, Frankie Ann has traveled the country teaching and advocating for individuals of all ages with multiple disabilities. Most recently, Frankie Ann has been working as an online Teacher/Mentor for the Utah School for the Blind’s Expanded Core Curriculum Bridges to Community Readiness Pilot Program. She is also a Vision Rehabilitation Therapist and Orientation and Mobility Intern at VISIONS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired in NYC, helping clients throughout the five boroughs to see what's possible and live independently.
Frankie Ann is also a published author. Her first book, “Yes” (illustrated by Patrick Regan and published by Leaning Rock Press, LLC.) is now available! Visit the Author tab to learn more and the Bookstore to purchase your copy!